I got quite a surprise today

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fused1013, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. fused1013

    fused1013 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in SE MI so it has been a horrific winter here. Today was pretty nice so I figured I'd clean out the hen-house (it's been about 2-3 weeks since it was warm enough to stir it up) so I opened the big door and started getting the clumps of poop out and found one that was rather blueish green hmmm ... a rather poopy first egg.
    I started tackling the bedding and there's another one, and another, and... all together 8-1/2, I found a few remnants of the other pieces from that one. They were all pretty much frozen and most were cracked but now I know to check in there every day.
    I opened up the nest box and put some bedding in there and pretty much changed all of it that was in the hen house. I also ran out and picked up layer feed. The girls were 6 months on the 7th (all E.E.'s), I honestly didn't expect any eggs for another month or so...


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    These are all of them
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    this one was a soft shell
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    all the yolks looked good, even frozen, including the soft one
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    These 3 weren't broken, I'll probably try to blow them

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    nice size shape and color I'm not sure if these are from 1, all 4 of them or what. I will be checking several times a day now. I'm still in shock over this LOL
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    what a great find ! at least they were still eggs and not that many babies running around. haha
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats!
     
  4. fused1013

    fused1013 Out Of The Brooder

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    Update
    It is only one of the 4 (flock leader Eartha). I caught her laying by the big door Friday about 10:30-11:30 am and waited until she came out in the run and sure enough there was an egg there, still warm.
    I checked Saturday about every hour or so and there was one between 3:30 and 5:30 pm. Nothing Sunday. Monday between 8:00- 10:00 am and...in the nest box woohoo :) Today I went out again about every hour, and about 1:50 pm she was in the nest box, butt hanging in the coop, it looked like she was breathing slow or panting (all I could see was her butt), then she got up turned around looked right at me and left the box. Inside was this beautiful green egg, still wet :)
    If my calculations are correct she should lay again tomorrow towards evening and take Thursday off. It seems like her schedule is about 28 hours.

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    This is the first "viable: egg next to a store bought grade A large, pretty nice for a pullet!

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    weirdest of all is her eggs match my dining room wall as well as a paint chip :O
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    from left to right today's, yesterday's, Saturday's and Friday's

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    From front to back today's, yesterday's, Saturday's and Friday's

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  5. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    now that style, matching eggs !![​IMG]
     
  6. chicksurreal

    chicksurreal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful eggs!
     
  7. lularat

    lularat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on your eggs! Very pretty and they also match your paper plates.
     

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